Probably one of the geekiest (and least flattering!) of them all… But I’m proud of it! 😉
Following up from last week’s Mountains & Volcanoes NaturePic series, this is at the intimidating steaming heaps of the Fimmvörðuháls fissure lava flow in 2014. I had to brave howling winds in order to even stay upright, while holding a relic lava rock that was coughed up by the mighty Eyjafjallajökull himself. The nearby Magni and Móði craters were still steaming at their edges.
I would have loved to bumble around in them, but the wind was just too brutal to even try & attempt. It was difficult enough not to be blown off the mountain on the way down to Þórsmörk. But I definitely want to do this walk again, and stay overnight at the cozy Fimmvörðuháls mountain hut, where epic sunsets can be enjoyed 🙂
And I actually did in 2017… You can read the story here!
GeekPic @ Fimmvörðuháls lava flow, Iceland, June 2014.
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